Coincidence tricks

I have a thing for tricks where the cards are thoroughly shuffled yet somehow the laws of chance are bent and strange coincidences occur; cards repeatedly match, order is produced etc.  My favourite is a Wayne Dobson trick the name and source of which has currently fled my memory. David Britland on his Cardopolis blog…

Alex Elmsley – The Mexican Prediction

So I’ve been playing around with the Mexican turnover recently when trying to solve a card problem using dice and also a mentalism routine. I remembered this trick from The Complete Works of Alex Elmsley volume 2 which uses the move but in an incredibly clever way (typical of all Elmsley tricks).  The effect is…

Call to colours

A go to routine for me is Pit Hartlings call to colours routine from his book “Card Fictions”. Just a tip for anyone who has the book to read this trick again as it’s a baffling method that’s delightful to perform. 

Favourite card stab

Eric Masons card stab from his book “Stuff” is awesome. Definitely worth a re-read if you have the book. There’s also a trick with match boxes in there which would be the best opener for a parlour show ever.

Steve Brownley's Ultimatum Deck

I’ve mentioned Steve before in other posts and this Blackpool convention saw the unveiling of his “Ultimatum Deck”. Steve has improved an old method to create something which allows you to do some very clean card at any number routines. Steve has created 2 great routines – in the first routine “Three Choice Cuts” three…

Coin magic!?

My friend Chris Clarke performing an impossible coin through table at the Magick Lounge in Sheffield!

Trick of the Month – March 2012

This month goes to Woody Aragon’s “Weighing the Cards” from his “A Book in English”. It’s the best weighing the cards trick you’ll find around – the routine is perfectly¬†constructed¬†with phases which slowly build tension and become seemingly more impossible. He’s managed to create a magical feel to a trick which most perform as a…

Trick of the month- February 2012

Issue 4 of Steven Hamiltons Profile Magazine contains a superb Paul Wilson trick – “Randall Flagg”. Basically it’s a card at number routine where the spectator freely stops at 3 cards which are added and the card found at that number. This is done from a shuffled deck. The handling is very causal and excellently…